Thank you to the community and to
Riverwood Square for contributing to our thoughtful
Remembrance Day service. It was a proud moment for our
school. Community efforts made the event very special.
The HGI Volleyball season along
with the Band and Choir rehearsals are both the current
focus for many. The Divisional Grade 8 Honour Band just
performed an excellent concert on the evening of
November 17th. We were very proud of the HGI
participants in that Band.
Please watch the sports calendar
for the Volleyball game and tournament times. Our Grade
7 – 9 Band and Choral Concert will be held at HGI on
November 30 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited
to this special presentation of student skill and
talent. Mrs. Yacheson and Mr. McLean facilitate and
conduct very well.
Our Grade 9 students and teachers
experienced an excellent trip to the Human Rights Museum
and Planetarium and are now preparing for their visit to
the Legislature. Our Grade 8’s will be enjoying MTYP
(Manitoba Theatre for Young People) on November 21st.
Grade 6 participants are now
holders of Babysitting certificates after their one day
course on November 14. Thank you very much to Ms.
McDevitt, to PAC, and especially to Mrs. Ruby for her
time and efforts in assisting in finding a different
location for this course as our school was not
A very special event was held on
November 18 – “WeDay”. 50 students from HGI (Grades 5 –
8) attended with 4 teachers. There will be follow-up
global citizenship meetings and activities for these
students to spread the knowledge and excitement gained
at the gathering.
Teachers will be preparing
student assessment reports and therefore there will be
no classes on December 9th. Reports will be
online for families on December 16th. If you
need any assistance accessing the online information
with your code, please call the HGI office.
early dismissal will be December 14th.
Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. Bus students,
who do not have parents picking them up, will be
supervised until the school buses arrive at 3:25 p.m.
Students who do not ride the bus and who do not attend
the Before and After school program are dismissed early
this one day per month. During the last dismissal, many
students stayed at the school to be with friends or to
use the office phone to make plans with friends. Please
prepare for this next early dismissal as we need to
ensure we have adequate supervision for the bus students
There will be a school Spirit
Week during December 19 – 22. More information will be
shared with students in preparation for this week.
December 22 will be the last school day before the
winter break. Classes will resume January 9, 2017 and it
will be school day 5.
Happy and safe holiday wishes to
Mike Pizzi &
Aligned with the Pembina Trails School Division new brand, HGI revised our strategic plan around our four pillars:
Humanity – Growth – Innovation – Sustainability
Humanity: We promote belonging, community, global citizenship, and a healthy learning environment – the groundwork for personal growth and development.
Growth: We seek new experiences as means to cultivate curiosity and realize the true potential for learning.
Innovation: We take the risks and disruptive leaps necessary to align new and relevant goals for learning with our rapidly changing world.
Sustainability: We intentionally infuse sustainability initiatives to connect environmental stewardship, social action, and community partnerships to improve the way we live.
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